Posts Tagged ‘conviction’

Scruggs offers to pay expenses for travel to trial

ABERDEEN — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs wants to attend a March 26 hearing in Mississippi on his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a judicial corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. And, Scruggs said he would pay his own travel expenses. The hearing will be held in U.S. […] [...]

Scruggs granted hearing in bid to overturn conviction

JACKSON — Imprisoned former attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs has earned a March 26 hearing in his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter. Senior U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson granted the hearing yesterday, but made it clear that Scruggs would have to meet a […] [...]

Zach Scruggs wants court to toss conviction

OXFORD — A well-known Mississippi lawyer is asking a federal appeals court to throw out his 2008 conviction and sentence. Attorneys for Zach Scruggs asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to hear arguments in the case, according to the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Scruggs pleaded guilty to knowing about — […] [...]

Judge refuses to toss Scruggs’ corruption conviction

OXFROD — A federal judge yesterday refused to throw out the 2008 conviction of attorney Zach Scruggs in a corruption case that also involved his father, well-known trial lawyer Dickie Scruggs. Zach Scruggs pleaded guilty to knowing about — but not reporting — illegal contacts with a judge. Since his release from prison in 2010, […] [...]

Appeals panel upholds Tacker’s biofuel scam conviction

NETTLETON — A federal appeals panel upheld the conviction of a Mississippi businessman for his role in defrauding a biofuels subsidy program. A three judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the ruling yesterday. William T. “Tommy” Tacker II was convicted in 2010 on 10 counts that he […] [...]

Ex-attorney Minor to appeal bribery conviction

by Published: July 25,2011

Tags: appeals, attorneys, bribery, conviction, courts, judiciary, law, lawyers

JACKSON — Imprisoned former attorney Paul Minor has filed a notice of appeal for his convictions and sentence in the judicial bribery case that sent him and two former judges to prison. Minor was first convicted of corruption charges in 2007 and was sentenced to 11 years. He was re-sentenced in June to eight years […] [...]

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